Now Available: A Book Written by Charlie Hebdo‘s Editor-in-Chief, Completed Just Before His Death

Stéphane Charbonnier was the editor-in-chief of Charlie Hebdo before he was gunned down in the shooting last year along with several of his colleagues.

Two days before his murder, “Charb” completed the manuscript for a book focusing on the very issues that provoked Islamic terrorists to kill him: Free speech, hypocrisy, and satire. That book is finally being published in English today.

It’s called Open Letter: On Blasphemy, Islamophobia, and the True Enemies of Free Expression:

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This is Why I Joined the Church of Scientology as a Teenager

Chris Shelton spent 27 years in the Church of Scientology before finally coming to his senses and leaving. It’s been three years now since he left and he’s doing everything he can to make sure no one else makes the same mistake.

His new book detailing his experience within the organization is called Scientology: A to Xenu: An Insider’s Guide to What Scientology is All About:

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In the excerpt below, Shelton talks about what drew him to the Church in the first place:

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Book Featuring Jewish-Arab Love Story Banned in Israeli Classrooms

A Romeo and Juliet-like story featuring a Palestinian artist and an Israeli academic has been banned from the classroom by Israel’s government.

Dorit Rabinyan‘s book Gader Haya, known in English as Borderlife, won’t be included in the high school curriculum despite a push from teachers:

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The Importance of Asking Questions in Church

My friend David Hayward has been drawing cartoons for years now about the problems within Christian culture.

He just released a new book about the importance of asking questions and reflecting on your own beliefs. It’s called Questions Are The Answer:

In the excerpt below, Hayward explains what happened to his former church once people started asking tough questions and things began to unravel:

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Generation Atheist is Free This Weekend

My friend Dan Riley wrote a book a while back called Generation Atheist. It’s a collection of true stories about people who transitioned from godly to godless.



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